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Re: a blank node issue

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:23:28 +0000
Message-ID: <4D6EA740.4040607@webr3.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
hey mate

Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 2 March 2011 21:02, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
>> Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>> On 2 March 2011 20:40, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
>>>> is the message here "blank nodes are useless, get rid of them / don't use
>>>> them" ?
>>> I would be very happy not to use bnodes
>> why, out of interest, what specific problems cause you to say this?
> 
> I know not everyone will agree with this, but I personally find URIs
> simpler to deal with.
> 
> I also wonder how to do things like reiificaiton with bnodes.

if there were a canonical representation of RDF so that graphs could be 
signed / hashed / compared irrespective of serialization specifics, 
would that solve the issues?

also, why reification?
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